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2020-10-18 4:34:34 PM  
51 votes:

soupafi: But protests are ok still right?


Protests are still necessary. It's unfortunate that awful people use them as an excuse to behave inexcusably.
 
2020-10-18 4:33:20 PM  
31 votes:

soupafi: But protests are ok still right?


Masks.

Maaaaaaasks.
 
2020-10-18 4:53:24 PM  
28 votes:
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2020-10-18 5:01:29 PM  
26 votes:

soupafi: But protests are ok still right?


One is held indoors with poor ventilation and no social distancing.

One is held outdoors with good ventilation, masking and social distancing.

Also your intentional stupidity is un-becoming.
 
2020-10-18 4:35:38 PM  
22 votes:

thegreatmurgatroid: soupafi: But protests are ok still right?

Rules for thee!

Now quiet down while we weld you into your apartment.  It's for your own good citizen.


He was using extremely trashy deflection, comparing protesters to idiots, and you went along with it.
 
2020-10-18 4:27:08 PM  
22 votes:
But protests are ok still right?
 
2020-10-18 7:33:42 PM  
21 votes:
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Americans western culture
 
2020-10-18 4:34:21 PM  
19 votes:

Charles of York: Trumpsters  in the uk?


Assholes live everywhere!
 
2020-10-18 5:06:41 PM  
13 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: soupafi: But protests are ok still right?

https://www.thecollegefix.com/boston-u​niversity-exempts-black-lives-matter-e​vents-from-covid-size-limits/


Literally the fourth word:

"Want to go marching ...'

Outdoors, shiatbird.
 
2020-10-18 4:50:01 PM  
13 votes:

thegreatmurgatroid: Malenfant: thegreatmurgatroid: soupafi: But protests are ok still right?

Rules for thee!

Now quiet down while we weld you into your apartment.  It's for your own good citizen.

He was using extremely trashy deflection, comparing protesters to idiots, and you went along with it.

Lol no

(btw the joke's in your hand)


Now I see why you went along with it. Low IQ is a curse.
 
2020-10-18 7:27:01 PM  
12 votes:

Jeebus Saves: Keep thinking you're saving the world.  You are totally making a difference.


Since there's zero cost to me to wear one, and since I understand the physics of particle capture and filtration, yes I--and everybody else doing the right thing--are helping to save the world. "People" like you are trying to spread contagion. Let us know when your balls finally drop and you stop being scared of masks and decide to join the modern world.
 
2020-10-18 4:55:20 PM  
12 votes:
I always feel sorry for the health care workers who never get a break. They should go on strike and tell those who won't take it seriously, "good luck."
 
2020-10-18 4:50:41 PM  
12 votes:
There are Covid-19 Denial Assholes everywhere.
Facebook is 100% responsible for them and Russian Troll Farms are feeding the flames of DERP.
This bullshiat happened in Toronto.
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Then you have other stories like the 10,000 Guests to a Wedding MegaSpreader Event.

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2020-10-18 6:46:57 PM  
11 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: We will all get it. Flatten the curve, and slow the spread? Why? Because we will all get it, eventually.


What they found in Italy was that when everyone gets it at once they have to choose who gets to be saved and who doesn't. Don't worry, I'm sure you won't get seriously ill. And if you do the medical staff will definately decide you deserve to be saved. You seem like the kind of person who would deserve it.

Oh, one small side effect, don't get a deep cut, or get into a road accident or well anything. Because when every hospital bed is full of covid patients they aren't going to keep one just for you and your hedge-trimming injury.
 
2020-10-18 5:41:48 PM  
11 votes:
Londoners decide drinking and partying is more important than living

Almost -- Londoners decide drinking and partying is more important than YOU living. Most morons seem to assume that THEY THEMSELVES will be perfectly fine, and don't give a rat's arse if their poor choices puts OTHERS at risk....

Which is exactly the same reason the US has such atrocious numbers, "mah freedumbs!" trump your right to life.
 
2020-10-18 4:44:37 PM  
11 votes:
Some chose to repent for their sins and some chose to carry lucky charms with them to ward off the disease, but others abandoned religion entirely, instead leading lives of merriment. Indulging in the pleasures of life, these people sought parties wherever they could. Because so many believed the end was nigh, they no longer cared to keep their belongings, and items like houses became common property. Partygoers could walk into any house and claim it as theirs because people no longer were concerned with property rights. Then there were some who abandoned society entirely, choosing to lock themselves away as the plague spread through the towns around them. In their isolated cabins, they distracted themselves from the death and destruction with fine wine and music - the pleasantries of life.

Not the first time this happens. It happened during the black plague too.
 
2020-10-18 4:29:35 PM  
11 votes:

soupafi: But protests are ok still right?


Rules for thee!

Now quiet down while we weld you into your apartment.  It's for your own good citizen.
 
2020-10-18 6:10:37 PM  
9 votes:

OgreMagi: Zeb Hesselgresser: OgreMagi: I think people are just getting stir crazy.  Everyone's been cooped up in their homes with little interaction with the real world for so long that they're becoming more willing to take chances just for the opportunity to do something.

That's not even taking into account all the people who've been unable to work and have burned through whatever savings they might have had.

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What the hell does this have to do with trump?  Are you stupid?


Narrator: yes, he is
 
2020-10-18 4:54:03 PM  
7 votes:
stay tuned for my new soon-to-be best-seller, Darwin Shrugged
 
2020-10-18 4:46:44 PM  
7 votes:
I think people are just getting stir crazy.  Everyone's been cooped up in their homes with little interaction with the real world for so long that they're becoming more willing to take chances just for the opportunity to do something.

That's not even taking into account all the people who've been unable to work and have burned through whatever savings they might have had.
 
2020-10-18 4:26:12 PM  
7 votes:
Well can the virus survive a high alcohol environment?

What if we find out being hammered all the time is the only way to prevent infection?

What then?  I thought so.
 
2020-10-18 5:47:13 PM  
6 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: OgreMagi: I think people are just getting stir crazy.  Everyone's been cooped up in their homes with little interaction with the real world for so long that they're becoming more willing to take chances just for the opportunity to do something.

That's not even taking into account all the people who've been unable to work and have burned through whatever savings they might have had.

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What the hell does this have to do with trump?  Are you stupid?
 
2020-10-18 4:47:23 PM  
6 votes:
Humans are silly.
 
2020-10-18 4:41:49 PM  
6 votes:
Is that whole country perpetually drunk?
 
2020-10-18 4:41:33 PM  
6 votes:
For some people without drinking and partying it's not living.
 
2020-10-18 7:29:06 PM  
5 votes:
The Rooskie trolls are out in force, aren't they.
 
2020-10-18 6:28:09 PM  
5 votes:
If you feel like partying or protesting, google a few stories about ectremely fit people 25 to 35 who either died or wound up feeble and sick months after getting infected.

That'll sober you up right quick.
 
2020-10-18 5:26:46 PM  
5 votes:

cleek: stay tuned for my new soon-to-be best-seller, Darwin Shrugged


I know a good title when I see one, and that is a good title.
 
2020-10-18 5:07:02 PM  
5 votes:

OgreMagi: I think people are just getting stir crazy.  Everyone's been cooped up in their homes with little interaction with the real world for so long that they're becoming more willing to take chances just for the opportunity to do something.

That's not even taking into account all the people who've been unable to work and have burned through whatever savings they might have had.


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2020-10-18 9:55:34 PM  
4 votes:

BarryJV: StoPPeRmobile: We will all get it. Flatten the curve, and slow the spread? Why? Because we will all get it, eventually.

What they found in Italy was that when everyone gets it at once they have to choose who gets to be saved and who doesn't. Don't worry, I'm sure you won't get seriously ill. And if you do the medical staff will definately decide you deserve to be saved. You seem like the kind of person who would deserve it.

Oh, one small side effect, don't get a deep cut, or get into a road accident or well anything. Because when every hospital bed is full of covid patients they aren't going to keep one just for you and your hedge-trimming injury.


5% of available beds in my state have covid patients. I think we'll be ok.
 
2020-10-18 6:32:37 PM  
4 votes:

Animatronik: If you feel like partying or protesting, google a few stories about ectremely fit people 25 to 35 who either died or wound up feeble and sick months after getting infected.

That'll sober you up right quick.


And if you google it, you'll only find a few stories.  It's no wonder a bunch of fat, old farkers who drink too much and think exercise is something douche bags do are so worried.
 
2020-10-18 6:10:22 PM  
4 votes:
Portrait of a casedemic.

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2020-10-18 4:51:49 PM  
4 votes:

Abox: They're not wrong.


I came to say this exact thing. Only ironically.

I figure if I can wait a few more months, I can go back out properly without worrying about death by virus.

Death by alcohol, shenanigans, snu snu still on the table. What I'm trying to say is I'm gonna go giving bananas and tip like a farking Carnegie when the time comes.
 
2020-10-19 4:21:35 AM  
3 votes:

makerofbadjokes: LiberalConservative: middlewaytao: [Fark user image image 470x217]

Americans western culture

Hey, don't lump us responsible countries that are having good success at limiting covid. More likely it's a whole of humanity thing, anyhow.

*Watching cases spike all across Europe*  Which "western" countries would those be...?

Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, or Norway?

Cause the rest of Europe is throwing down some hard Second Wave numbers... and the US?  They can hardly tell the second wave started because they were riding the first wave like a surfing champion...


Australia. Doing well... relatively. Borders are still mostly closed, including state borders. I've been covid tested five times by my main client as a precaution (though the test does hurt). The only real problem is other countries farking it up and allowing this bastard covid to thrive.
 
2020-10-18 6:55:00 PM  
3 votes:
To learn more about the whackjobs at AAPS (the topic of Dribble's stupid link), see this story: https://www.theatlantic.com/he​alth/arc​hive/2020/02/aaps-make-health-care-gre​at-again/607015/

They're anti-abortion, anti-medicare goobers.
 
2020-10-18 4:48:32 PM  
3 votes:

Abox: They're not wrong.


yeah... I remember freshman year
 
2020-10-18 4:47:08 PM  
3 votes:
They're not wrong.
 
2020-10-19 4:06:47 AM  
2 votes:

LiberalConservative: middlewaytao: [Fark user image image 470x217]

Americans western culture

Hey, don't lump us responsible countries that are having good success at limiting covid. More likely it's a whole of humanity thing, anyhow.


*Watching cases spike all across Europe*  Which "western" countries would those be...?

Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, or Norway?

Cause the rest of Europe is throwing down some hard Second Wave numbers... and the US?  They can hardly tell the second wave started because they were riding the first wave like a surfing champion...
 
2020-10-19 1:26:09 AM  
2 votes:

bobbyjoebobby: BarryJV: StoPPeRmobile: We will all get it. Flatten the curve, and slow the spread? Why? Because we will all get it, eventually.

What they found in Italy was that when everyone gets it at once they have to choose who gets to be saved and who doesn't. Don't worry, I'm sure you won't get seriously ill. And if you do the medical staff will definately decide you deserve to be saved. You seem like the kind of person who would deserve it.

Oh, one small side effect, don't get a deep cut, or get into a road accident or well anything. Because when every hospital bed is full of covid patients they aren't going to keep one just for you and your hedge-trimming injury.

5% of available beds in my state have covid patients. I think we'll be ok.


1) It's not over yet
2) Are you aware of how exponential rates work?
 
2020-10-18 10:16:27 PM  
2 votes:

duncan_bayne: AppleOptionEsc: Ayan Rand

*snrk*


Actually, snark aside, Rand cited collective problems (specifically atmospheric pollution, although she could have presumably used global pandemics as well) as calling for collective solutions - i.e. regulation by law.

"If the condition is collective, such as in an overcrowded city, appropriate and objective laws can be defined, protecting the rights of all those involved"

It's hard to say definitively, but I'd assume that Rand would have been A-OK with rational, science-supported, anti-pandemic legislation.
 
2020-10-18 8:08:42 PM  
2 votes:

dready zim: Cornelius Dribble: Portrait of a casedemic.

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Maybe most of the people who would die from it have already died?

I guess it is one way of getting herd immunity.

Either that or it is a lot less deadly than previously thought.


Viruses tend to become less lethal as they mutate (killing the host too fast does not help transmission) but so far Covid seems to be mutating more slowly than most. My unscientific guess is that today's testing is discovering more asymptomatic infections that would have gone undetected during the first wave, which would mean that in the spring there were actually 5-10 times more cases than there are today. Maybe the UK is indeed closer to collective immunity than previously thought, whatever percent the HIT may happen to be.

Which would be nice. But then skepticism can easily be just an excuse for believing what you want to believe. I try to tap the brakes whenever I feel myself agreeing too much with one side or the other.
 
2020-10-18 8:04:32 PM  
2 votes:

recombobulator: Doctoral Candidate Zaius: "Braving" temperatures in the 40s, when a "heat wave" is 73...

They use Celsius in the UK...


No, they use Fahrenheit when it's hot because 100 degrees sounds hotter than 38 degrees. When it's cold they use Celsius because 0 degrees sounds colder than 32 degrees.
 
2020-10-18 8:04:07 PM  
2 votes:

cleek: stay tuned for my new soon-to-be best-seller, Darwin Shrugged


Would it be just as stupid as Ayan Rand?

Synopsis: Libertarian internet troll and I.T. desk jockey, John Gulp, works from home at full pay. He laughs at the rubes who refuse to stay home during a pandemic.

He orders all his food from Grub hub and the local supermarket, laughing that those idiots who prepared his food for money, like some ancient caveman. He enjoys the electricity those idiots at the power company supply him through hundreds of thousands of miles of copper ad labor for money. What doofuses.

He orders all his fancy toys and gadgets from fellow Mega Genius and part-time dragon hoarder, Jeff Bezsos. Who employed an army of barely above market value slaves who can't afford rent and work 12 hour days in his many warehouses.

One day John Gulp looks out his window to see a caravan of wandering homeless people evicted from thier houses. He pulls out his Walmart megaphone and yells at them from the window "stop spreading plague you poors, go back to your homes!". They answer back "but I haven't had a job for 6 months!" some shout! Others cry "I'm on my way to work on foot, for I missed my car payment from my second job getting canceled."

John Gulp, in his infinite I.Q. has a gotcha question just for them. "But, haha, I saw on the news, just this morn! I read a headline that everyone in London, England and Miami, Florida are partying it up. You are all a bunch of MAGA fools!"

One shouted back "Wouldn't it be physically impossible to fit 2 million people into every pub and bar in either city?". But too late, John went back to his EZ-Boy XXXL reclining computer chair and had closed the window and was reaching to his tub of Jerguns.

Once Lord Darwin, winner of internet arguments has killed all the proles, ot would be him and his fellow I.T. professionals to rebuild society. An army of robots would do all the farming, infrastructure and manufacturing. It will be a Utopia.

Now on sale on Amazon. $35 hardback, $10.99 U.S. $12.79 Can. paperback.
 
2020-10-18 7:02:28 PM  
2 votes:

soupafi: But protests are ok still right?


Sure they wear their mask.
 
2020-10-18 6:53:36 PM  
2 votes:

Cornelius Dribble: Portrait of a casedemic.

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Maybe most of the people who would die from it have already died?

I guess it is one way of getting herd immunity.

Either that or it is a lot less deadly than previously thought.
 
2020-10-18 5:47:32 PM  
2 votes:

Tchernobog: Well can the virus survive a high alcohol environment?

What if we find out being hammered all the time is the only way to prevent infection?

What then?  I thought so.


Since recorded time started, alcohol has always been present.

Oh and...
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2020-10-18 5:17:20 PM  
2 votes:

i_dig_chicks: Is that whole country perpetually drunk?


Short answer: yes.

Long answer:  see the Sunday Times or the literary supplements for a list of further reading.
 
2020-10-18 5:03:53 PM  
2 votes:
 
2020-10-18 4:52:07 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-10-18 4:38:48 PM  
2 votes:

Malenfant: thegreatmurgatroid: soupafi: But protests are ok still right?

Rules for thee!

Now quiet down while we weld you into your apartment.  It's for your own good citizen.

He was using extremely trashy deflection, comparing protesters to idiots, and you went along with it.


Lol no

(btw the joke's in your hand)
 
2020-10-18 4:29:32 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-10-19 1:11:32 PM  
1 vote:

dready zim: Cornelius Dribble: My unscientific guess is that today's testing is discovering more asymptomatic infections that would have gone undetected during the first wave, which would mean that in the spring there were actually 5-10 times more cases than there are today.

BarryJV: They increased the number of tests twenty fold between the two waves. Divide the case numbers by twenty to get equivalence.

Both of you seem to have missed where I said:

dready zim: Either that or it is a lot less deadly than previously thought.

If 5-10 times, then the lethality of the virus is 0.3-0.6%

if 20 times then it is 0.15-0.2%

This range (0.15%-0.6%) fits in with ranges some official bodies are saying

"the CDC in its "Pandemic Planning Scenarios" document estimated the death rate was about 0.26%, a number calculated by combining the CDC estimates for the death rate for symptomatic cases and the number of infected people who have no symptoms."

But that number lies within a range of estimates. Saying the CDC has "confirmed" that as the death rate paints a misleading picture because the CDC has clearly stated the number is subject to change.

It is interesting however that as testing improves and becomes more widespread, the ratio of cases to deaths favours lower estimates for how deadly the virus is.


i didn't miss what you said, I just kind of skipped over it. Sorry about that. It seemed to me there were two possibilities: either the virus has become less lethal during the course of the year, or it has always been less lethal than we thought (this is your opinion, I believe), but today we have more complete data.

If the second interpretation is true, that's troubling, because most countries are still basing their policy on the intial,overblown (?) Imperial College fatality estimates. Also, trying to curb the spread of a virus that has already spread pretty much everywhere strikes me as not a little bit quixotic.
 
2020-10-19 8:24:58 AM  
1 vote:

sprgrss: We are starting to get to the point where people are saying the risk of contracting covid is outweighed by the absence of normalcy.

I honestly can't blame people.


I blame people for being stupid.
You should do everything you can to avoid contracting and spreading this disease.
By the time we find out herd immunity had no chance of working, more than a million will be dead.
If you think this will only hurt people who were fat or had the wrong politics or were sickly and taxing the health care system, that is simply not borne out by the facts.
 
2020-10-19 8:16:29 AM  
1 vote:
We are starting to get to the point where people are saying the risk of contracting covid is outweighed by the absence of normalcy.

I honestly can't blame people.
 
2020-10-19 4:05:05 AM  
1 vote:

LordBeavis: How did these sots ever have an empire the sun never set on?


Or saving the world from NAZIs.

The day I tried to match Churchill drink for drink
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2020-10-19 12:58:12 AM  
1 vote:
I'm guessing Europeans are now very, very happy that Brexit happened.
 
2020-10-18 8:56:13 PM  
1 vote:

bubbahughes: Charles of York: Trumpsters  in the uk?

Assholes live everywhere!


They are alive and well on Fark.
 
2020-10-18 7:40:46 PM  
1 vote:

Malenfant: thegreatmurgatroid: Malenfant: thegreatmurgatroid: soupafi: But protests are ok still right?

Rules for thee!

Now quiet down while we weld you into your apartment.  It's for your own good citizen.

He was using extremely trashy deflection, comparing protesters to idiots, and you went along with it.

Lol no

(btw the joke's in your hand)

Now I see why you went along with it. Low IQ is a curse.


A curse that hurts those more who don't suffer from it.
 
2020-10-18 6:14:22 PM  
1 vote:

Tchernobog: Petey4335: Doctoral Candidate Zaius: "Braving" temperatures in the 40s, when a "heat wave" is 73...

That sounds like my kind of weather. Depending on the time of year, both are shorts weather.

when you get used to 0 to 25 degree degree F for a month or two, 40's feel warm enough for shorts

42 degrees F right now outside. Windows open. The breeze is nice.

/my rigged up 2nd filter (wet rag on the output) on my shopvac blew out as i was cleaning up durrock debris after cutting/fitting the last bits of my living room. Dry concrete dust went everywhere. Wife is out. I really really hope most of it clears before she comes back.

I hope the couch is clean if not.


Couch is in the 3 season room closed off from my stupidity.
 
2020-10-18 6:01:38 PM  
1 vote:

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: "Braving" temperatures in the 40s, when a "heat wave" is 73...


They use Celsius in the UK...
 
2020-10-18 5:33:15 PM  
1 vote:
On the other hand, if I had to live in London sober, I'm not sure I would disagree.
 
2020-10-18 5:17:17 PM  
1 vote:
Sorry, losers, but some people just want to LIVE THEIR LIVES. While you were cowering in your basement, these birds were getting finger blasted by a chav named Kev.
 
2020-10-18 4:32:36 PM  
1 vote:
Trumpsters  in the uk?
 
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